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Mood Disorder.....gaf Score 70

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Axis 1......293.83 mood disorder due to general medical condition with depressive futures probable

Axis 2....deferred

Axis 3...hearing loss. Probable neurological disorder

Axis 4...none

Axis 5....70

I put in a claim for depression secondary to hearing loss based on this testing done by VA Dr.

Is this good for service connection of secondary depression and also what percentage is a gaf score of 70 in the ball park for.

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If you need anything else I've got copies of everything so Ill dig through if it will help you with estimating.

I've done other testing were my gaf was 55 and 60. This 70 was my highest but it is what it is

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The VA has went away with the GAF, but I will say that in my opinion your GAF is high. You could still get depression secondary, if you do I think that you will be in the 10% range.

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I'd be satisfied with a zero and happy with a 10% rating.

Thank you for your response

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your going to need a STRONG nexus letter. The doc is going to have to articulate the diagnosis, cause of the diagnosis and a rationale on why he/she believes your depression is secondary to hearing loss. And an explanation on how he/she came to that decision.

There have been similar claims which have been approved so it is possible, but like I said your going t need a strong letter to support your conditions.

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Even though thiis was done by va dr ?

I thought that when the va shrink wrote mood disorder because of medical condition plausable....that this was like a nexus.

I called the suicide hotline at va 18 months ago and said I was depressed because of my hearing loss and then they did all these test.

I'm currently seeing a private shrink for the same thing so Ill see what I can get

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